The team that started 100 years ago – where they came, from what they did

So after two weeks meandering through the history books, here for the first time in 100 years, is the team that started the 1910/1911 season for Woolwich Arsenal.  There’s a piece about each one of them on this site.

Goal: – E Bateup  The keeper we signed and lost

2: Right Back – A Gray  200 games but now forgotten

3: Left Back – J Shaw  Pat Rice in disguise he eventually took over after Chapman

4: Right half – A Ducat  Played for England at football and cricket!

5: Centre half – P R Sands The first captain of The Arsenal at Highbury

6: Left half – R J McEachrane  346 games in 14 years

7: Outside Right – D Greenaway  Lost in the mists

8: Inside Right- A Common Our big name signing who joined in 1910

9: Centre forward  – W Rippon A brief appearance but two records

10: Inside Left – CH Lewis  Not quite as versatile as reports suggest

11: Outside Left – F Heppinstall  Frank Heppinstall – one of the unknown heroes of the club

Manager: G Morrell the man who had to answer to Norris


Read the complete story of 1910 in “Making the Arsenal” – the book

More on Woolwich Arsenal

And of course there is Untold Arsenal

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